Weekly Announcements, January 17, 2020

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“You were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. 

- Galatians 5:13-14   


Quaker House

9:00 am


Adult Book Group

Decatur Place

12:00 pm

Peace & Social Concerns

Carriage House

9:00 am


Friendly Bible Study


12:00 pm

9:15 Early Quakers Reading Group


9:15 am


BYM Women’s Retreat Planning

Terrace Room

12:00 pm


Meeting Room

10:30 am







10:30 am




6:00 pm


Reading Early Quakers Together, Library, Sunday, Jan 19, 9:30.  All are welcome to this new reading group, which will meet 3rd Sundays.  1st reading:  Pgs 211 to 224 of Hidden in Plain Sight: Quaker Women’s Writings 1650-1700.  https://pendlehill.org/product/hidden-plain-sight-quaker-womens-writings-1650-1700/.  Contact: Sabrina McCarthy, sabrina.mccarthy@verizon.net, cell 240.778.5234.

This Sunday—Please Support Climate & Justice Work--Table at Rise of Meeting.  Peace & Social Concerns has organized the “FMW Quaker” team to participate in Chesapeake Climate Action Network’s Jan 25 Polar Bear Plunge (10 am at National Harbor).  You can join our Plunge team, or donate to support CCAN and P&SC’s climate work this Sunday during Fellowship.  For more information contact co-clerks Elaine Wilson, ElaineSWils@gmail.com or Barbara Briggs, BarbaraHBriggs@gmail.com , 412-417-9384

Opera Lafayette is coming – please don’t touch the blue tape! Their production of Beethoven’s Leonore will be rehearse in the Assembly Room Jan 28-Feb 18. The tape helps them stage their Kennedy Center production.

Spiritual Friendships,  January 26, 11:30, Terrace Room.  All are welcome.  The Spiritual Friendships Program is inspired by FMW former member Margery Larrabee.  Friends consider the spiritual issues in their lives, to explore spiritual disciplines, and readings.  Contact: Sabrina.McCarthy@verizon.net.

Gun Control--What Can Friends Do?-Meeting with Friends Cttee on Natl Legislation, Feb 2 at 12 p.m.  Peace and Social Concerns will host a meeting with FCNL representatives to discuss  gun violence:  what is happening nationally, FCNL’s strategy, and Friends can do. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Chad Dobson at cdobson56@gmail.com

Spiritual Formation mini-retreat, February 2nd, 2020 from 12:00-2:00pm.  Experience the power of spiritual friendship in a Sacred Circle and learn more about FMW's Spiritual Formation program. Mini-retreat on February 2nd, 12:00-2:00pm.  Experienced BYM retreat leaders will facilitate.   A simple meal will be served prior to the retreat. For more information or to RSVP contact John Bluedorn, john.bluedorn@gmail.com.

Pendle Hill, Aiming for Justice: Race, Reparations, and Right Paths, Melchor Hall leads this program for white people to consider and commit to ways of using inherited wealth in concrete ways in the service of economic justice.  To register contact Pendle Hill Quaker Study and Retreat Center, 610-566-4507, ext. 137

Head of Meeting
January 19:  Ad hoc (holiday)    January 26:  Personal Aid


First Day School begins at 10:30 each Sunday. If you come later than 10:30, please stay a moment with your child to help them settle into the class. Children in FDS are reunited with their parents in the final minutes of Meeting for Worship.

Points of Contacts for First Day School and Youth Program:  Allen Fawcett, aafawcett@gmail.com, Jacob Ritting, j_ritting@hotmail.com or 202-365-3914, and Cait Hone at FMWYouthProgram@gmail.com

Child Care is available for parents needing a respite during worship. Children age 0 to 4 will be lovingly tended in the Decatur Place Room from 10:20 am to Noon on Sunday. Please contact Cait at: FMWYouthProgram@gmail.com.

FMW is pleased to offer an opportunity to families who would like to have the Meeting officially welcome their children into our community. Anyone interested in such a welcoming, please contact Gray Handley, handleygr@niaid.nih.gov


Meeting for Worship 9:00 AM Sunday.  Held in the Quaker House Living Room, this Meeting for Worship has a special invitation to silence seekers. "Quietness enough not only to know our own minds, but to listen to the still small voice."  Child care is not available.  

Meeting for Worship 6:00 PM Sunday. Held in the Parlor, this Meeting for Worship offers a sustaining opportunity for worship at the end of the weekend. Child care is not available.

Mid-Week Meeting for Worship, Tuesday, 6:00 PM in the Library. Persons seeking to worship during the week should consider this Meeting. Child care is not available.


Young Adult Friends - Anyone (aged 18-40) interested in learning about Young Adult Friends at FMW or who would like the join the YAF list-serve, please contact Amanda Nadeau , amanda.l.nadeau@gmail.com or Joe D'Antonio, 89dantonio@cua.edu.

Martha’s Table needs nonperishable food items on an ongoing basis.  Donations are collected in the basket near the Meeting House’s Decatur Pl entrance. For more info call Pam Callard, (202) 829-9577.

Personal Aid is looking for gift cards for grocery stores, Target, etc. These will be given to our vulnerable members and attenders as needed. Please contact Mary Melchior, email:  mulchness@gmail.com

If you have maintenance or accessibility concerns, please contact Property Cttee co-clerks, Merry Pearlstein (202-244-8777 , merrypearlstein@gmail.com) and Justin Kwong ((202) 215-3891, justinkwong@gmail.com)

Want to hold an event at FMW?  Contact Brian Lutenegger, Event Manager, eventspace@QuakersDC.org.

Office Phone: 202.483.3310.   Administrative Secretary email: admin@QuakersDC.org  
Wifi:  FMW, Password: simplicityWebsitewww.QuakersDC.org.

To access the Member Directory from website:  Log-in ID is FMW, the password is Discern. To join the FMW Listserv, or to be included in the FMW’s Online Directory, send an e-mail to: admin@quakersdc.org 

Or “Friend” us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/FriendsMeetingOfWashington